425 DX News #1377

23 September 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1377
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

7Q - Jerry, W1IE and Bill, KC4D have been in Malawi since 20 September,
and will remain there until 1 October. In their spare time they are
QRV as 7Q7WW on SSB, CW and RTTY (maybe including activity during
the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest). QSL via KC4D. [TNX The Daily DX]
9H - Witek, SP9MRO (9H3I) and Danuta, SP9PX (9H3QQ) will be active from
Malta (EU-023) from 25 September to 9 October. They will operate
CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-12 metres. QSL both callsigns via SP9SX and
LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
9M6 - Just, LA9DL will be active as 9M6AAC from Mataking Island (OC-133)
from 26 September to 1 October. He will operate mainly PSK and FT8
on 20 metres. QSL for this operation via LA9DL. [TNX The Daily DX]
CY9 - CY9C will be active again from St. Paul Island (NA-094) on 1-9
August 2018. Ten operators, including several members of the 2016
DXpedition, will be active on 160-6 metres SSB, CW, RTTY and maybe
FT8, plus 2m EME and Satellite. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW or
via WA4DAN. See http://cy9c.com/index.html for more information and
updates. [TNX NG3K]
E4 - Janusz, SP9FIH, will be active again as E44WE from Palestine on
18-29 October. He will be QRV on 30, 15, 12 and 10m SSB, PSK63 and
RTTY, and will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest on 15m. QSL
via Club Log's OQRS or SP9FIH. See http://www.e4.dxpeditions.org
for more information. [TNX NG3K]
EL - EL2GM, EL2BB and EL2EL are the callsigns issued to EI5GM, EI9FBB
and MM0NDX respectively. They plan to use them after the 5L3BI
DXpedition to Baiyah Island [425DXN 1376], from the Liberia Radio
Amateur Association in Monrovia, probably on 3 November. If bad
weather/sea conditions prevent them from landing on the island,
they will use their personal callsigns from mainland Liberia
during late October-early November. [TNX DX World]
FR - Alain, F8FUA will be active as FR/F8FUA from Reunion Island
(AF-016) on 22-30 September. QSL via home call, direct or bureau,
and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
KG4 - Active from Guantanamo Bay (NA-015) will be Henry W2DZO (KG4HH, 6-9
October), Jeff KQ4LA (KG4LA, 6-13 October), Bill W4WV (KG4WV, 6-20
October) and Al W6HGF (KG4HF, 6-20 October). QSL via home calls;
KG4LA and KG4HF will upload their logs to LoTW.
HB0 - Look for Tina, HB0/DL5YL and Fred, HB0/DL5YM to be active again
from Liechtenstein from 21 September to 7 October. They will
operate mainly CW, with some SSB and RTTY (including activity
during the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest) on 160-6 metres. QSL via home
calls, direct or bureau. [TNX DX Newsletter]
HC8 - LU3YK, LU7VB, LU8YD and LU9VEA will be active as HC8LU from San
Cristobal, Galapagos Islands (SA-004) from 29 November to 8
December (https://hc8lu.blogspot.com/). They will operate SSB and
digital modes on 160-6 metres. QSL via IK2DUW and LoTW, logsearch
on Club Log.
I - Franco, IK4YCQ will be active holiday style as IF9/IK4YCQ from
Favignana Island (EU-054) from 26 September to 1 October. He will
operate SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau,
and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX IK4YCQ]
JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ expects to be back to the weather station on Minami
Torishima (OC-073) for two months starting around 15 October. He
operates CW and RTTY as JG8NQJ/JD1 in his free time. QSL via JA8CJY
(direct) or JG8NQJ (bureau).
P4 - Jim, K8JH as P40N and Mike, KB8KB as P40M will be active from Aruba
(SA-036) from 27 September to 3 October. They will operate FT8,
SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. [TNX The Daily DX]
PY0F - PY0FW is the new callsign for Leo, PP1CZ to use while operating
from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003). He is currently there until 27
September [425DXN 1375]. QSL via Club Log's OQRS or direct only to
RI1F - The RI1F DXpedition team (R9LR, RA9J, RT9K, RW0BG, UA0ZC, UA1QV,
UA9KAM, UA9KB, UA9KDF, UA9LDD, UA9LDW and UA9OBA) will gather in
Murmansk on 24 September and leave on the 27th, destination
Victoriya Island [425DXN 1363]. Plans are to be QRV between 1 and 7
October, depending on weather and ice conditions, and to operate CW
and SSB on all bands, including EME and Satellite activity. A
number of tracking instruments to follow the DXpedition's voyage
can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/ri1f. QSL via Club Log's
OQRS (search for RI1F/EU-190). Victoriya Island is "new one" for
IOTA (EU-190), but DXCC wise is part of Franz Josef Land.
S9 - Jose, EA5IDQ will be active as S9CQ from Sao Tome (AF-023) on 12-21
October. He will operate SSB and RTTY on 80-6 metres. QSL via home
call (direct or bureau) and LoTW.
SP - Special event station HF27PLI will be QRV from 23 September to 1
October to mark the 27th anniversary of the activation of the first
analogue Internet link in Poland (26 September 1990). QSL via
bureau to SQ8W.
SV5 - Oliver, DK7TX will be active as SV5/DK7TX from the Dodecanese
(EU-001) islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Nisyros and Telendos on 3-13
October. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
UA - Special callsigns R80ORL, UE80O, UE80OL will be activated from 27
September to 27 October to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the
creation of the region (oblast) of Oryol. QSL R80ORL and UE80O via
R2EA, QSL UE80OL via R5EO. Similarly, special event station RU80TO
(QSL via UA3RF) is active until 10 October for the 80th anniversary
of the region of Tambov.
UA - Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1, the
first artificial Earth satellite, special callsign R60SAT will be
active on 1-8 October. QSL via R4AS (direct).
VK - Craig, VK5CE will be active as VK5CE/8 from North Island (OC-198)
on 12-15 October [425DXN 1367]. He will operate SSB on 40, 20, 17
and 15 metres with "a large array of vertical and beam antennas";
on the last couple of days he is likely to "do a little PSK on 30m
at night and 15m during the day if SSB pile ups slow down". A
detailed operating schedule is on https://oc198.wordpress.com in
the "Propagation" section. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (search for
VK5CE/8_OC198), or via VK5CE (direct or bureau). The log will be
uploaded after the DXpedition, as Craig will have no access to
phones or Internet while on the island.
XT - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as XT2AW from Burkina Faso
between 29 September and 30 October. He will be QRV on the HF
bands, 60 metres included, "and with conditions what they are may
be on JT65 and FT8 more than CW or SSB". QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and
ZD7 - A regular air service from Johannesburg to St Helena Island
(AF-022) is due to start on 14 October, and Bill, G0VDE hopes to be
on the first commercial flight. He plans to be active as ZD7VDE for
one week, and to operate SSB and some data modes ("maybe even
FT8"). See http://www.sthelenadx.com/ for more information and
updates. [TNX NG3K]
ZS - This year, the Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) celebrates its 60th year
of running. To commemorate this milestone, the Sandringham Scout
Group (ZS6SSG) will be running special event station ZS60JOTA over
the JOTA weekend (20-22 October). Activity will be on 80, 40 and 20
metres. QSL via ZS6RKE, direct or bureau. [TNX ZS4BS]

CQ WW DX RTTY CONTEST ---> This year's event will run from 00.00 UTC on 23
September through 23.59 UTC on the 24th (rules at https://www.cqwwrtty.com).
Please visit http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqr2017.html for the Announced
Operations listing maintained by Bill, NG3K. The following stations are
expected to participate:
02 W4TMO/VE2 M/? Canada W4TMO
05 VY2/W5AJ Canada LoTW
07 V31VP SOAB HP Belize WB0TEV
08 8P50B SOSB 20m LP Barbados LoTW/KU9C
08 ZF1A M/? Cayman Isls LoTW/K6AM
09 PJ4/MW0JZE SO Bonaire M0OXO
11 PY0FW SO Fernando de Noronha PP1CZ
14 CR5V SOAB HP Portugal M0OXO
14 TM3Z SOAB LP France F4DSK
14 ZB2TT SOAB LP Gibraltar LoTW/M0URX
15 HF9M SOAB LP Poland SQ9UM
15 OH0JWL M/? Aland Isls DL5FF
21 A44A M/2 Oman A47RS
24 BV2A/3 M/? Taiwan BV2A
26 XW1IC SOSB 20m Laos LoTW/E21EIC
28 YB0NDT SOSB 20m Indonesia LoTW
32 E6AG SO Niue M0OXO
33 7U1X SOAB Algeria EA7JX
33 CR3W M/? Madeira LoTW/DL5AXX
33 EF9R SO Ceuta LoTW/EA5KB
37 7Q7WW Malawi KC4D

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3Y0Z: BOUVET 2018 ---> Eighteen team members gathered in Atlanta, GA on 7-10
September for planning meetings, safety briefings, equipment packing,
inventorying, container packing and getting to know each other. A highlight
was testing the 2m EME setup ("it worked! We completed a QSO with our pilot,
The sea container leaves Atlanta in early October, and hopefully it will
reach Punta Arenas (Chile) no later than 1 December. "Our team members have
all purchased their airline tickets to Punta Arenas for a couple days of
meetings and orientation", the team reported on 21 September. "Then we will
fly across the Drake Passage on the morning of 13 January to board our ship
at King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. We plan to sail for
Bouvet that same afternoon. We will arrive at Bouvet sometime between 23 and
25 January. Our actual landing date is weather dependent. We will be lucky
to be on the air within a few days. Every detail of our landing sequence,
shelter construction, antenna layout, equipment setup and radio operations
is well thought out. Also, our emergency evacuation routes and plans have
been identified".
Over 100 clubs and foundations and over 1550 individuals have already
supported the DXpedition financially. "While our operators are prepared to
dig deeper into their pockets to make this DXpedition happen", if you
"have yet to contribute, we ask for your consideration". You may visit
http://www.bouvetdx.org and click on a 'donate' button.

ENIGMA RELOADED ---> The 4th "Enigma Reloaded" event is taking place until
30 September. Participating stations include II0ENG, II1ENG, II1MTN, II2ENG,
Complete information on the event and the associated award is available at

INDEXA NEWS ---> The International DX Association's officers for the 2018
and 2019 fiscal years are Bob Schenck N2OO (President), John Scott K8YC
(Vice-President) and Dick Williams W3OA (Secretary-Treasurer). The directors
are Roberto Ramirez CE3CT (2018), Franz Langner DJ9ZB (2018-19), Joe Aoki
JJ3PRT (2018), Ralph Fedor K0IR (2018-20 and Fiscal Year 2018 Chairman),
Mary Hobart K1MMH (2017-19), Gary Dixon K4MQG (2018-19), Bob Allphin K4UEE
(2018-20), Lou Dietrich N2TU (2018) and Jerry Rosalius WB9Z (2018-19).
INDEXA (http://www.indexa.org) is an amateur radio organization dedicated to
working DX and making DX possible. Over the years, it has supported over 240
DXpeditions to rare and semi-rare entities. [TNX W3OA]

IREF NEWS ---> The Island Radio Expedition Foundation, Inc. (IREF) has
announced that Charles Wilmott, M0OXO, is now a member of the IREF Board of
Directors. Charles fills the vacancy left by the resignation of Neville
Cheadle, G3NUG, who has been on the IREF Board since its inception. The IREF
Board ultimately decides on IREF sponsorship of an IOTA Expedition and is an
internationally diverse group. In addition to Charles, M0OXO, the Board
consists of Jim (JA9IFF), Buzz (N5UR), Don (W9DC), Jose (CT1EEB), Mike
(K9AJ) and Buzz (NI5DX).
IREF is funded solely through donations and is a 501(c)(3) organization
which allows for contributions by US hams to be tax deductible. The website
is www.islandradio.org and contributions can be made by clicking on the
"Join" tab. [TNX AD5A]

QSL VIA UA4FCJ ---> The logs for UZ4FWD/UH8W (Turkmenistan 1989), UZ4FWD/
UI8U (Turkmenistan 1989) and UZ4FWD/UH0Y (Turkmenistan 1990) are still open,
and QSL cards are available via UA4FCJ (Evgenij S. Krivulin, pr. Stroitelej
130-232, Penza, 440071, Russia). [TNX RG4F]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 4V1G, 5K3W, 5U5R, 9Q6BB, A35JP/p
(OC-191), B7CRA (AS-143), E51LYC (OC-098), ER1LW, ER1PB, GU1IIW, HK3W,
(AS-011), YI1SAL, ZD7FT, ZF1EJ.


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